Do I need a smartphone or tablet to use the Wave 1? Do I need to download the Wave 1 app?

It is possible to use Embr Wave for basic warming and cooling without having the app; however, you do miss out on a great deal of functionality without it, including features like:

  • Custom Mode sessions that last for up to 60 minutes
  • extra heat
  • Cooling Only or Warming Only modes
  • LED toggle (bright/dim/off)
  • specially engineered presets like Hot Flash Mode or our 8-hour All Night Mode.

The app also allows you to download firmware updates that do important things like improving battery life and making cooling/warming more powerful! For this reason, even if you don't plan to use the app regularly or don't have access to a smartphone, we strongly recommend installing it (or having a friend install it on their phone temporarily) so that you can get the most up-to-date firmware on your Wave and select your preferred mode.

If you don't have access to a smartphone or tablet or if you don't want to download the app, you can still use your Wave for warming or cooling in our default 10-minute Essential Mode. Use the light bar on the Wave to start or stop warming/cooling sessions or to adjust your temperature level. Press the blue side to cool (or make things cooler) and the red side to warm (or make things warmer). Read more: Controlling your Wave 1 without the app

We highly recommend having the app so that you can take full advantage of all of the most up-to-date features and benefits of your Wave!

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